24/8 Book Club

The Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded
April 21, 2009, 7:49 am
Filed under: Author Talk, Book Notes, News | Tags: , ,

Congrats to Elizabeth Strout author of OLIVE KITTRIDGE.  Have not had the pleasure of reading this book but reviews have certainly been intriguing and the support never waining.  AT the end of the year when we asked 24/8 followers to tell us about their favorite reads of 2008 this novel made the lists over and over again. 

To view the other prize winners in other categories view the link,  http://www.pulitzer.org/node/7887.


PULITZER PRIZE winner announcements just around the corner
April 16, 2009, 6:33 am
Filed under: News | Tags:

On April 20th, 2009 the Pulitzer Prize nominations and winners will be announced.    All categories are announced at the same press conference.  The categories are: Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music.  Within the Journalism category for example ther are fourteen categories.  This year the board has decided to allow medium that is delivered on line to be considered for an award. 

Perhaps one of the winners will be an old friend or will be a new discovery.  Either way be sure to check the news, however you get it to see the winners.   To learn more about the PP go to, http://www.pulitzer.org/.

Geraldine Brooks is criss crossing the country

on tour with her latest release PEOPLE OF THE BOOK.  Her last book MARCH, received the pulitzer prize, yes that is right the pulitzer.  She is obviously talented and has an amazing background.  PEOPLE OF THE BOOK takes Geraldine back to a place she once called home, Bosnia.  Follow the history of a rare book and the clues that Hanna Heath a rare-book expert. finds in its pages.   

Definitely a fascinating author to come out to meet and her about her newest book.    To learn more about her tour dates go visit both links:  http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Events/EventSearchProc/1,,sapid_1000052201,00.html and http://www.geraldinebrooks.com/events.html.  It is clear this book will be another great read, so much so it caught the eye of  Catherine Zeta Jones who scooped up the film rights to the book.  So pulitzer or not, hopefully we will see the story on the screen.